Special note to applicants regarding admission to practice law (character and fitness): Bar examiners in most states review the character and fitness of applicants for a law license and seek background information on each applicant that is relevant to the appropriateness of granting a professional credential. Failure to disclose background information, including prior criminal offenses or other disciplinary actions, on the application for admission to the University of La Verne College of Law may result in revocation of the admissions offer or other disciplinary action, including disenrollment after matriculation.
The University of La Verne College of Law encourages applicants and students to contact the state bar in those jurisdictions in which they have an interest in practicing law to secure information on the bar examination and character and fitness requirements. Those who intend to seek admission to practice law in California should file the following applications:
- Registration as a law student: Students intending to practice law in California should register as a law student. Failure to timely do so will result in a late fee. Please see: http://www.calbarxap.com/Applications/CalBar/California_Bar_Registration/default.asp.
- Application to take the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE): The MPRE is required for admission to practice law in California. It is offered three times per year. Please see: http://www.ncbex.org/multistate-tests/mpre/.
- Application for determination of moral character: The State Bar of California recommends that students file the moral character application eight to ten months prior to admission to practice law. Please see: http://www.calbarxap.com/Applications/CalBar/California_Bar_Moral_Character/default.asp.
- Application to take the California Bar Examination: This examination is administered twice per year, in February and in July. Please see: http://www.calbarxap.com/Applications/CalBar/California_Bar_Exam/default.asp.